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Why Jeff Bezos spends billions on space technology • CNBC
Catherine Clifford:
<p>developing space technologies is critical for human beings to have a long future, Bezos says.

“We humans have to go to space if we are going to continue to have a thriving civilization,” Bezos says. “We have become big as a population, as a species, and this planet is relatively small. We see it in things like climate change and pollution and heavy industry. We are in the process of destroying this planet. And we have sent robotic probes to every planet in the solar system — this is the good one. So, we have to preserve this planet.”

To do that will require being able to live and work in space, says Bezos.

“We send things up into space, but they are all made on Earth. Eventually it will be much cheaper and simpler to make really complicated things, like microprocessors and everything, in space and then send those highly complex manufactured objects back down to earth, so that we don’t have the big factories and pollution generating industries that make those things now on Earth,” Bezos says. “And Earth can be zoned residential.”</p>

Oh but 'It will be “multiple generations” and “hundreds of years” before this is a reality, Bezos said'. Not sure we have that much time.
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2 days ago by charlesarthur
Jeff Bezos’ Damning Medium Post Exposes AMI Tactics – Rolling Stone
The Amazon CEO’s dick-pic-blackmail story about the ‘National Enquirer’ might, in the end, involve President Trump
On Thursday night, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, wrote a blog post accusing American Media Inc., of blackmail and extortion. Last month, the National Enquirer (owned by AMI) published a sprawling expose of Bezos’ affair with Lauren Sanchez, including salacious text messages, which ultimately led to the billionaire’s high-profile divorce.
Bezos began to investigate how the Enquirer was able to obtain the text messages. The tabloid didn’t like this very much and, according to Bezos, threatened to release sensitive images, including nude photos of Bezos, unless he called off the investigation. Rather than capitulate, Bezos published over 2,000 words exposing the ploy Thursday night, heightening intrigue around AMI’s below-board tactics and CEO David Pecker’s relationship with President Trump.
Bezos’ post is a bold, remarkably candid account of his entanglement with AMI. After the Enquirer published its investigation last month, Bezos told his longtime personal security expert, Gavin de Becker, to look into how AMI was able to obtain his text messages. Bezos writes that he was informed by AMI that Pecker was “apoplectic” that de Becker was on the case. A few days later, Bezos says he and his lawyers were told by AMI that if de Becker didn’t stand down, the Enquirer would publish a trove of private photos they obtained, including a “below-the-belt selfie” of Bezos. AMI then put the threat in writing, which Bezos published in full. “It would give no editor pleasure to send this email. I hope common sense can prevail — and quickly,” wrote AMI’s chief content officer, Dylan Howard.
amazon  gov2.0  politics  trump  sexting  bezos  fake_news  crime 
5 days ago by rgl7194
No thank you, Mr. Pecker - Jeff Bezos - Medium
Something unusual happened to me yesterday. Actually, for me it wasn’t just unusual — it was a first. I was made an offer I couldn’t refuse. Or at least that’s what the top people at the National Enquirer thought. I’m glad they thought that, because it emboldened them to put it all in writing. Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I’ve decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten.
AMI, the owner of the National Enquirer, led by David Pecker, recently entered into an immunity deal with the Department of Justice related to their role in the so-called “Catch and Kill” process on behalf of President Trump and his election campaign. Mr. Pecker and his company have also been investigated for various actions they’ve taken on behalf of the Saudi Government.
And sometimes Mr. Pecker mixes it all together:
“After Mr. Trump became president, he rewarded Mr. Pecker’s loyalty with a White House dinner to which the media executive brought a guest with important ties to the royals in Saudi Arabia. At the time, Mr. Pecker was pursuing business there while also hunting for financing for acquisitions…”
amazon  gov2.0  politics  trump  sexting  bezos  fake_news  crime 
5 days ago by rgl7194
Amazon's 2015 Letter to Shareholders
A word about corporate cultures: for better or for worse, they are enduring, stable, hard to change. They can be a source of advantage or disadvantage. You can write down your corporate culture, but when you do so, you’re discovering it, uncovering it – not creating it. It is created slowly over time by the people and by events – by the stories of past success and failure that become a deep part of the company lore. If it’s a distinctive culture, it will fit certain people like a custom-made glove. The reason cultures are so stable in time is because people self-select. Someone energized by competitive zeal may select and be happy in one culture, while someone who loves to pioneer and invent may choose another. The world, thankfully, is full of many high-performing, highly distinctive corporate cultures. We never claim that our approach is the right one – just that it’s ours – and over the last two decades, we’ve collected a large group of like-minded people. Folks who find our approach energizing and meaningful.
amazon  bezos  culture  letter 
6 weeks ago by mjs
Bezos Reveals His Ugly Vision For The World He’s Trying To Rule – Caitlin Johnstone
“Guess what the best planet is in this solar system?” asked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at a recent media event on his Blue Origin space program. “It’s easy to know the answer to that question,” he continued. “We’ve sent robotic probes like this one to all of the planets in our solar system.
additivism  amazon  futurism  imperialism  jeff  bezos  politics  stream 
7 weeks ago by therourke
Amazon-Chef Jeff Bezos will auf den Mond, "um zu bleiben" | SPIEGEL Plus
Aus Science-Fiction soll Wirklichkeit werden: Amazon-Gründer Jeff Bezos plant die erste Kolonie auf dem Mond - schon ab 2024.
space  bezos  amazon  blueorigin  zukunft 
9 weeks ago by andreaskoch
Amazon Spent Years Learning What It Takes to Do Great Work. These 4 Steps Contributed Most to Its Success |
High standards:
Are teachable
Are domain-specific
Must be recognized
Must be clearly communicated (especially regarding scope)
jeff  bezos  amazon  high  standards  lessons  learned  takeaway  great  work  what  it  takes 
11 weeks ago by yencarnacion
Bezos’ Investigator Gavin de Becker Finds the Saudis Obtained the Amazon Chief’s Private Data
MBS probably saw this as a way to ingratiate himself with Trump and take revenge on Bezos for the WaPo's coverage of the murder and dismemberment he ordered of Khashoggi.
Bezos  SaudiArabia  Hacking  AMI  Pecker  Trump  MBS 
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